(I am working tonight till midnight and then I am going to Toronto first thing tomorrow morning, so do not expect a quick response to any comments…. BTW Danny, I have declared Engineers to be “human raccoons.”)
After receiving emails from you complaining that you could not comment about my recent posts over at Macleans.ca, the web people over there have created a education forum: http://www.macleans.ca/forums/education/
I will be participating in it as much as possible. You can also create your own topics of discussion.
My exam is in 7 hours, so in 10 hours, I should be back to my normal pace of blogging.
It has been a crazy couple of months for me. I have been swamped, and not feeling well on a regular basis. So I had fallen behind. The whole Maclean’s thing caught me off guard too.
I have been losing a lot of work recently due to stupidity when using my laptop. I have taken steps to correct that. My inbox had become overwhelmingly swamped recently. At one point, I had over 1200 emails sitting in it. I have managed to cut that back to only 107 emails right now. Hopefully, I will finish filing them before the weekend is out.
I just realized that it is 2:30pm and I have yet to eat. I am busy studying and working on stories and the like. I have to say that Black Cherry Vanilla is great. I am about to file my blog story for the day over at Maclean’s then I am going to be working on the last minute studying.
It is amazing the amount of emails that I am getting right now. I am reading them all. I try to reply as well. Right now, I have 11 emails in my draft folder at various stages of incompletion.
You think they would have learned by now, unhappy complaining phone calls do not work. The CFS gave Nick Martin at the Winnipeg Free Press and angry phone call and he reported it on his blog.
For the information of people reading the story outside of Winnipeg, the following are the quotes from the students that the CFS is so unhappy about:
But Grade 11 Sisler High School student Adriel Agpalza said the tuition freeze is “bittersweet”.
“If the tuition freeze results in the decline of standards of post-secondary education, it really is useless” despite making education cheaper, said Agpalza, who hopes to become a teacher.
“You can already see it in the engineering faculty” which his brother attends, Agpalza said.
Julia Wiebe, a second-year political studies major at Canadian Mennonite University, said the government’s income tax rebate on tuition for students who remain in Manitoba after graduation “seems a Band-Aid approach that needs more than throwing money at it.
“The vitality of downtown and job opportunities are equally important for whether you stay in a city. There is more work to be done, especially in areas of transportation and the core area,” said Wiebe.
McMaster Students: We do not have the database for Canadian newspapers. Sorry but we are out of luck. (Somebody remind me that I need to look at all the Medical/Doctoral schools to see which have and do not have this database.) We have a different database (and this is why you always ask a librarian on the 2nd floor of Mills before assuming) for newspapers. It is called Factiva. A commenter as pointed me to it (thanks!) with the following information: go to: http://library.mcmaster.ca/search/see.php enter Factiva In Factiva, expand source, enter winnipeg free press change default at the bottom to full text enter “Education cash pleases universities” – into the free text box.
For students at other universities (and some public library users), you can find the article by using Canadian Newsstand. You have to find your databases on the university library website and eventually get to a ProQuest screen that lists all the ProQuest databases. 1) Select Canadian Newsstand 2) Search: “Education cash pleases universities” and you will find the article.